Tonight at Black Sheep: Master Bastard, Mr. Magenta, Bermuda Triad, Star Stuff


Thanks to all who came out to the Dumb Records open mic night last night! We’ve got another one lined up tonight- this one’s a normal show at Black Sheep featuring four groups. This includes grunge rock group Master Bastard who released their album Mouth Breather earlier this year and you can find streaming on the player below. Also on the bill is an interesting group you will be sure to want to not miss called “Mr. Magenta” from Edwardsville, Illinois playing some jazz / math rock fusion. Then the hip hop trio and performance group Bermuda Triad is up before them to rock our socks off. Then looks like we have a brand new Springfield band on the bill called “Star Stuff” featuring members of Master Bastard.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.


New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records



For those of you who have not noticed, Dumb Records is recently exploding with newly stocked LPs and 12″ singles. If you did not hear, the store recently acquired a stock pile of 90’s/00’s hip hop and R&B mostly in the form of 12″ singles. Over the next month or so new additions from this collection will be added to the shelves in Dumb every single day. Of course also don’t forget that there is an open mic going on in the store tonight – if you come out you get 25% off everything in the store! Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into the new arrivals.

Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Black Eyed Peas – Bridging The Gap
Boxcar Willie – Boxcar Willie
Charlie Byrd – Delicately
Connie Smith – Connie’s Country
Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel
Dave Hollister – Ghetto Hymns Select
Diana Ross – Live At Caesars Palace
Earl Klugh – Earl Klugh
Jerry Lee Lewis – Would You Take Another Chance On Me?
Lalo Schifrin – Mission: Impossible
Little Steven – Trail of Broken Treaties
Johnny Duncan – Straight From Texas
Marc Benno – Lost In Austin
Maynard Ferguson – Screamin’ Blues
Moe Bandy – Greatest Hits
Moe Bandy – One Of A Kind
Nothing To Lose – Soundtrack
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know
Ramsey Lewis – Maiden Voyage
Ray Stevens – Guitarzan
Rick Nelson – Bright Lights & Country Music
Roy Buchanan – A Street Called Straight
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Lil Red Riding Hood
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
Savoy Brown – Hellbound Train
Sessions Records – 42 Golden Classics
Stevie Wonder – The Original Musiquarium I
T.G. Sheppard – I Love ‘Em All
Tri Atma – Ka Jakee Music
Various – Dam Dash Presents Dream Team
Various – Golden Goodies Vol. 14

12” Singles
1000 Clowns – Not The Greatest Rapper
Alfamega – Dope Man’s Phone # / Holla
Beenie Man / Red Dragon – Dungle Boogie / We Run Things
Busta Rhymes – Extinction Level Event
Busta Rhymes – Tear The Roof Off
Busta Rhymes – Party Is Goin’ On Over Here
Busta Rhymes – Do The Bus A Bus
Busta Rhymes – What’s It Gonna Be
Caddillac Tah – Pov City Anthem
Cardan – Jam On It
Cavie – Bouncin’ Down The Boulevard
Chante Moore – Who Do I Turn To
Chic – Your Love
Chico Debarge – Listen To Your Man
Choice – Runnin Me Hot
Christina Milian – Say I
Click – Get Live
Clipse – Ma, I Don’t Love Her
Club Nouveau – Ghetto Swang
Common – Like Water For Chocolate
Coo Coo Cal – How Does It Feel To Ya
The Crowd Pleasers – TCP
Cuban Link – Flowers For The Dead
Cypress Hill – High Life
Cypress Hill – Superstar
Da Brat – In Love Wit Chu
Da Fanatic’z – Who Got Da’ Props
Da Howg – Country
Da Wild Boyz – Drop That Soulja Rag / Click Click
Dante – Lawdy Lawdy
E-40 – Gasoline / One Night Stand
The East Flatbush Project – Everything We Spit Is Hard
Flipmode Squad – The Imperial
Fundisha – Live The Life
Ginuwine – Differences
Johnny Funk – In The Ghetto Remix
Kool G Rap – Fast Life
Lena Horne – Nature’s Baby
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam – Head To Toe
LL Cool J – Control Myself
Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
Newcleus – Jam On It
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Nice & Smooth – Boogie Down Bronx
Nicole featuring Cam’Ron – I Can’t See
Noel – Out Of Time
N.O.R.E. – Grimey
Nutta Butta – Freak Out
Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Mobb Deep – Gun Sling / Shot The F**k Up
Prince Rahiem – Rock Wit’ It
Refugee Camp All Stars – Avenues
Rise & Shine – Confess Your Sins
Tash – Nightfall / G’s Iz G’s
Taylor Dayne – Whatever You Want
Terror Squad – Whatcha Gon Do
Young Dro – Best Thang Smokin’
WC – Clean EP

Dumb Records Open Mic Tonight


It’s cold outside! And welcome to another weekend – we’ve got an open mic lined up tonight at Dumb Records tonight and then a show going on tomorrow night at Black Sheep. There are plenty of slots still open for our open mic going on tonight. Slot times are 15 minutes, and to claim them just post in the facebook event or show up to the open mic early to claim them. Here’s what we have on the schedule as of right now:

10:15 – (open)
10:00 – (open)
9:45 – Nina Davis
9:30 – Lucy Nora
9:15 – Nick DeMarco
9:00 – Matt LaMarca
8:45 – (open)
8:30 – Trellblazzer
8:15 – (open)
8:00 – Adam Maletich
7:45 – Robert Alexander
7:30 – (open)
7:15 – (open)
7:00 – (open)

All of that starts at 7:00 – (although we don’t have anyone signed up until 7:45 right now). We are asking for $1-5 donations for Black Sheep. Find a facebook event for the open mic right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the next few months.

October 19th at Black Sheep: The Zoo (Comedy/Improv), Imaginary Colours, Kristen Walker, Holy Gallows, Eric Marvel


We have quite the show coming up at Black Sheep ten days from now on Friday, October 19th featuring a range of performances from comedy/improv to ambient and acoustic. This one marks the return of Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group “The Zoo” who some of you may remember performed here back in May. We are excited to welcome them back. We are fusing this comedy show together with a lineup of more laid back solo acts. This includes the Memphis-based experimental / ambient project “Holly Gallows” whose music you can find on the player below. Did they play at The Radon Lounge at some point? Is that just one guy? Also on the bill is electronic project Imaginary Colours (with Colours being spelled the British way). Before that we have a performance by Kristin Walker (of bands Glower, Moondead, and a few others). Annnd the fourth and final musical act is electronic / new wave artist Eric Marvel.

Yes, all of that is at 7:00 pm and admission will be $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Ocotober 17th at Black Sheep: Canned Laughter, Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag, Livin’ Thing, Prowess


Here we’ve got a nasty little punk show coming up in ten days for you at Black Sheep on a Wednesday night, October 17th. This one features two touring groups from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The first at the top of the bill is “Canned Laughter“. You can listen to their demo on the player below. Canned Laughter is on tour with a group called “Tamagotchi Teenage Dirt Bag“. How nice. For locals on the bill we have a rare show by the band Livin’ Thing who hasn’t had anything lined up since Black Sheep Fest this past year. Opening things up is three piece punk band Prowess.

This show will start at 7pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page on our site to see what else we have lined up for you all this fall.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Maybe it’s been a minute again since we’ve came up with a list of new arrivals at Southtown record store Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand Ave East). There’s still been a very steady supply of used vinyl rolling into the store, and the store continues to list off new arrivals every day as well on their Discogs page / online store. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for this upcoming week and then we’ll get into what’s new! Don’t forget there is also an open mic coming up at Dumb Records this upcoming Saturday.

Sunday (today): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (open mic): 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Bobby Darin – Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin – This Is Darin
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bobby Vee – Meets The Ventures
The Buddy Holly Story – Soundtrack
Carole King – Fantasy
Carole King – One To One
The Charlie Daniels Band – Saddle Tramp
The Cryan’ Shames – Sugar & Spice
Dion – Sings His Greatest Hits
Donnie Iris – Back On The Streets
Earl Grant – Beyond The Reef
Earth, Wind & Fire – Head To The Sky
Electric Flag – The Best Of
Electric Light Orchestra – On The Third Day
Electric Light Orchestra – II
Elephant’s Memory – Take It To The Streets
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Works Volume 2
Emerson Lake & Palmer – In Concert
Foghat – Night Shift
Horst Jankowski – More Genius Of Jankowski
Jerome Kern – Show Boat
Jerry Lee Lewis – WHen Two Worlds Collide
Johnny Duncan – Greatest Hits
Kris Kristofferson – Kristofferson
Les Elgart and his Orchestra – For Dancers Only
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – The Roaring Silence
Marianne Faithfull – Greatest Hits
McKenna Mendelson Mainline – Stink
Miles Davis – Basis Miles
Moe Bandy – Following The Feeling
Moe Bandy – It’s A Cheating Situation
The Nashville Brass – Play More Nashville Sounds
National Lampoon Animal House – Soundtrack
Neil Diamond – Shilo
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Porter Wagoner / Dolly Parton – Just The Two of Us
Robert Palmer – Secrets
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley
Various – Country Winners ‘73
Various – Classic Rock: 1966
Various – The Greatest Hits From England
Various – Golden Rock N’ Rollers
Various – I Love Music
Various – Super Country
Various – Truckin’ On
Wayne Cochran – Wayne Cochran!
W.C. Fields – His Only Recording
The Youngbloods – The Youngbloods
Zapp – Zapp
Zebra – Zebra

Tonight at Black Sheep: Eyes From Above, Blakk Rose, Nefarious Cloud, Robot Army, Arkham Secrets


We hope you all have been having a good weekend – now it’s time to close off the weekend with this Sunday night show at Black Sheep! We can’t remember the last time we saw an event billed as a “metal and rap” show at Black Sheep if it’s ever happened at all, so we are excited for this one to be happening tonight featuring a mixture of half metal and half hip hop. This show features Springfield metal group Eyes From Above (pictured above). They have a new EP being released next month as well. On to the hip hop: we have artist Blakk Rose performing (for the first time at Black Sheep?) You can stream one of Blakk Roses’s songs on the player below. Also on the hip hop end of the spectrum is Nefarious Cloud, a familiar artist to the Black Sheep stage. Robot Army from the metal end will be joining us as well. Then looks like opening things up is a newer metal project from Pekin, Illinois called “Arkham Secrets“. Be sure to come out early to check out what they are all about.

This show starts a little bit earlier at 6:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at what else we’ve got lined up at Black Sheep this fall.